Category Archives: Asia

Mastering the art of politicization

By Maj Gen (R) Ashok K Mehta Surgical strikes have been used to the hilt by the BJP which prides itself on its commitment to the military and national security. With the launch of the video, it is at it

Fear of Khalistan

India demands UK to disallow Social Justice meet India has issued a demarche to the UK protesting a meeting convened in London by separatist organization Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) next month. The meeting has been called with an intention to

Is US president officially in charge of India’s foreign policy now?

By Syed Zafar Mehdi The megalomaniac man in the White House has embarked on an economic offensive against the Islamic Republic of Iran, with Tuesday’s announcement that the US State Department intends to cut off all Iranian oil exports by

Bottom line – A wound too deep

Major Gogoi’s incident is a proof of the erosion of value system in the army By Pravin Sawhney It takes a special kind of talent to make news for the wrong reasons twice in barely 13 months. And when the

After discouraging year, US officials expect review of Afghan strategy

The United States is preparing to undertake a review of its strategy in Afghanistan, US officials told Reuters, a year after President Donald Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend America’s involvement in the 17-year-old war. Officials said Trump has shown signs

AI-Khanoum A Greek city in North – East Afghanistan

By Alexander Hamer In 1961, King Mohammed Zaher Chach of Afghanistan was on a hunting trip in Takhar province of north-east Afghanistan. It was during this expedition that he stumbled across the remains of an ancient settlement. Three years later,

IS spectre spooks Afghanistan

Regional powers need to come together for a peaceful settlement of the conflict Top intelligence officials of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan recently met to discuss an anti-ISIS strategy but India wasn’t invited By M K Bhadrakumar The wheel has

A Vietnam “solution” to the Afghanistan war?

The January 1973 agreement between North Vietnam and the United States can be applied to the present, stalemated situation in Afghanistan By John Mueller It was in 2010 that United States President Barack Obama told an interviewer that he could

NSG membership India can’t have its cake and eat it too

While the US has always supported India in its nuclear proliferation goals, this time even the super power has taken a backseat By Sonia Naz Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is the group of states that prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling

A thermo Nuclear blast of Hydrogen Bomb would boost Modi’s political fortunes!

By Bharat Karnad So what can Modi do to revive his prospects in the short time available to him? New and catchy, alliterative, slogan-promises  yawn!  of radical big bang reforms won’t cut the mustard. Political leaders who have found themselves